By Swami Harshananda
Suryakunḍa (‘lake of the Sun’)
Hindu places of pilgrimage are legion in India.
About 8 kms. (5 miles) away from Ayodhyā (in Uttar Pradesh) is situated the Suryakuṇda. It is a fairly large lake with steps on all the four sides for devotees who want to take bath. On its western side is a temple dedicated to the god Suryanārāyaṇa.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore